Northwest Indian College Early Childhood Education Initiatives are for
and by the Lummi community’s children and families

Lesson Planning Workshop

By Johanna Phair

As we kick off a new academic year with Dr. Anna Lees, Alicia Allard and Nahrin Aziz-Parsons, Northwest Indian College’s Early Learning Center teaching staff created learning activities with items from our natural environment and art supplies. Teaching teams worked together and designed lesson plans that aligned with our newly developed Traditional Foods, Plants, and Medicines curriculum.

Later in the afternoon, we became familiar with supplemental materials, including kits that consist of books, puppets, toys and games. The kits center on a salmon unit and include other animals and fish that are connected to land and water, such as eagles, star fish, and orca. By the end of our workshop, the ELC teaching staff finished designing the first two weeks of lessons, for the start of the new academic year!